Impact(Ed) International

  • I Implementer


Impact(Ed), formerly known as Discovery Learning Alliance, partners with school communities and local governments to improve students’ learning outcomes and skills for the future. Through intensive teacher training, community mobilization, sustainable technology, dynamic learning resources and youth clubs, Impact(Ed) has brought learning to life for more than 2 million students across 16 countries. Its rich library of educational videos, created with local educators, covers topics from malaria to mathematics to Mars. Impact(Ed) also develops and distributes popular media including feature films, talk shows and animated series, to help create an environment where students and communities thrive. Its mass media projects — broadcast to over 822 million people — have changed attitudes, knowledge and behaviors to advance public health, youth agency, women’s empowerment and girls’ education.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Impact(Ed) International

Headquarters location(s)

  • Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria


Ellen Henderson-Madhavan
Impact(Ed) International

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Zimbabwe

Projects Back to Top